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Beware Dangers of Spring Driving (Seasonal Driving Tips)

Posted May 23, 2021 9:30 AM

Sure, winter is quickly fading in the rearview mirror, but the peril of icy roads is replaced with a whole new set of driving challenges in spring.

Deer and other wildlife. You are not the only one who gets spring fever.  Animals do, too, and spring is the time they start looking for mates and food.  Be extra careful at dawn and dusk when deer are especially active.  Hitting a deer (or having them jump into your path suddenly) is a frightening experience, and even a deer/vehicle collision at slow speeds can cause injury and/or loss of life for both animal and humans, let alone expensive damage to the vehicle.  Be extra vigilant during spring.

The angle of the light.  As the seasons progress, you'll notice sun angles change.  The sun is rising earlier every morning and setting later at light.  When the sun is low in the sky, that glare can render you almost completely blind.  Make sure your windows and windshield are clean; don't forget the inside glass, too, which can build up a haze over the winter. 

Potholes. The freezing and thawing of pavement is shockingly effective at busting up asphalt and concrete. The holes left behind can seem like moon craters, and if you hit one or more hard, they can cause you to lose control of your vehicle, increasing your chances of an accident.  They also can cause some significant damage to your vehicle. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side, notice it has a rough ride or hear noises you haven’t heard before, have your suspension's integrity inspected at your vehicle service facility.    

Children playing.  Kids are excited to get back outside, running wild, playing with balls and toys… just being kids.  These newly-rediscovered outside thrills can also steal away their attention from what's going on around them and they may dart out onto the street before you know it. Spring is a time to be vigilant and devote extra concentration to roads and neighborhoods. 

Spring is such a breath of fresh air. Remember to be super careful of a whole new set of hazards winter made you forget about for a while.


Hill's Auto Repair, Inc.
22829 colton point rd
Bushwood, Maryland 20618
301-769-2400



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    This time I just had them do an oil change; however, I take my two cars there frequently for repairs, etc ., without any hesitation. The quality of the work, attention to details and good customer service takes me there every time I have a need for work to be done on my cars.

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    These guys saved my day! I called 4 other places trying to get my trailer fixed and these guys were the only ones who would even try. They got my issue sorted out and with a quickness. I really appreciate their willingness to help me.

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    Hills was closest to my home when I need needed my vehicle looked at. I decided to vere away from my usual mechanic as I wanted something closer to home, yet didn't want to lose the quality of work. I've had multiple experiences at Hills over the last couple of years and I must say that I wished I had made a change sooner. I can never say pricing is reasonable because keeping up a vehicle isn't always cheap, but Hills brings honestly, integrity, and they stand behind their work. If recommend them to anyone looking for fair treatment and honesty in diagnosing behind issues. Everyone knows a mechanic who will sell you parts that you don't need but Hill's doesn't run their business this way, and in my opinion that's a great business practice. Keep up the good work guys. You're now my staple for auto needs.

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